Question COD: Warzone Performing Poorly on PC Above Recommended Spec

Nov 21, 2021

I am receiving very poor FPS in Call of Duty: Warzone (about 12 FPS in lobby) as well as my game will freeze entirely for about 10 seconds when walking into new areas of the map. I thought this was strange, because my PC is above the recommended specs for Warzone provided by Activision. According to their website, the recommended specs are:

OS: Windows 10 64-bit latest update
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X processor
HDD: 175GB HD space
Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / GTX 1660 or Radeon R9 390 / AMD RX 580
DirectX: Requires DirectX 12 compatible system
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

I have a Lenovo prebuilt from a year or two ago, with the following specs:

OS: Windows 11 64-bit latest update
CPU: Intel Core i7 9700F
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
Motherboard: LENOVO 3704
BIOS Version: O4BKT17A (Released 11/30/2020)
RAM: SK Hynix HMA81GU6JJR8N-VK DDR4 (x2) = 16 GB

Is there anything I can do to improve FPS? The only thing that I could think of was that I am on Windows 11, rather than 10. I'm using the settings from this video, though I have tried other settings with no dramatic change in FPS. I am open to an upgrade, but would like to try all other options first. Please tell me if there is any other information I can provide that would be helpful and thanks for the help!
Nov 18, 2021
Here are the minimum requirements for playing Call of Duty: Warzone:
Operating System *: Windows 10 64-bit (v.1709 or higher)
Processor: Intel Core i3-4340 or AMD FX-6300
RAM: 8 GB of RAM
Hard Disk: 175 GB of free space
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 / GeForce GTX 1650 or Radeon HD 7950 DirectX: DirectX 12 compatibility Network: Broadband Internet connection Sound card: DirectX compatible


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